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CAPS Running Ads Around Nation; Remember that Their Philosophy Comes from This Guy

Today, the anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is making headlines with its new TV ads, which are airing on national cable TV networks and running for several weeks.  CAPS’ premise is that immigration reform is bad for the US economy and American workers — contrary to all known fact — and that Americans this fall … Continue reading »

Think Progress: Candidates Who Sign FAIR Pledge Are Losing Their Primaries

Remember the FAIR anti-immigrant pledge that we wrote about last month, which was so restrictive in its opposition to immigration reform that it insisted that candidates running for office oppose legal as well as undocumented immigration?  As Think Progress — with data crunched by the Center for New Community — reports, candidates who have signed the pledge … Continue reading »

Tomorrow's House Judiciary Committee Hearing Is Yet Another GOP Anti-Immigrant Sideshow

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing where Republicans will grill DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.  The hearing will no doubt cover a range of immigration policy issues as Republicans see them, including Steve-King-caucus-priorities such as criminal activity by immigrants, the Obama Administration’s lack of respect for the law, criminal activity by immigrants, and the Obama … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Daily Beast: Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank

New Piece Reminds Us Who’s Really Driving the House Republican Agenda As the House Republicans continue to block a vote on immigration reform (and as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) continues to let them), a new piece from Caitlin Dickson of the Daily Beast reminds us who’s really driving the House Republicans’ immigration … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach, Romney Immigration Advisor, Crows Over His Anti-Immigrant Ordinance

This week, Jorge Ramos and Greg Sargent exposed the real GOP platform on immigration, and the fact that what they stand for is more deportations, since they don’t want President Obama to take executive action. Yesterday, the Supreme Court helped an application of that fact make headlines, when it declined to hear the case of Fremont, Nebraska’s anti-immigrant ordinance.  The ordinance, championed … Continue reading »

Laura Ingraham And Tanton Group Promote Anti-Immigrant Pledge (But We Explain What It Really Means)

House Republicans have so far been all talk, no action on immigration reform, but apparently even their chatter is worrying anti-immigrant conservatives.  Steve King ominously warned yesterday that “this place will blow up” if the House ever tries to take up immigration reform, prompting “a crisis like we have not seen in years in the House … Continue reading »

Update: This Week in Anti-Immigrant Extremism

In addition to Mark Krikorian’s latest, here’s what else has been going on with various anti-immigrant groups: Krikorian’s organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, this week released a study claiming that immigrants imperil Republican electability because they tend to vote in favor of Democrats.  It’s the same kind of logic that extremists like Phyllis Schafly have used … Continue reading »

Mastermind of Self-Deportation Mark Krikorian: "No Family is Ever Split By Immigration Law"

So this happened.  (h/t Right Wing Watch) While speaking with VCY America’s Crosstalk yesterday, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Mark Krikorian insisted that: No child is ever taken away from a person who is deported, because children can always go with their parents, which is what they should do. No family is ever split by immigration law. … Continue reading »

Fresh Reminders of How the Steve King Caucus Continues to Define the GOP

As Comprehensive Immigration Reform Stalls and Non-Controversial ENLIST Act Wavers, Fringe Republican House Members Continue to Prove their Stronghold Over House Leadership and House Agenda It’s been quite the couple of weeks for the extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) caucus. In the wake of comments from their ringleader himself who recently told young immigrants who … Continue reading »